The Yellow Sheet for March 29, 2007

March 29, 2007 | Volume 39, Number 25

Volume 39, Number 25

News & Announcements
Grant News
Upcoming Events
Off-Campus Events
Extraordinary People
Student News

Position Openings
Funding Opps
In the Media
Calendar of Events
Submit an Item Online

News & Announcements

Spring Break Parking Restrictions... Anyone leaving a vehicle overnight on campus during Spring Break MUST park in the CAMPUS DRIVE LOT (gravel lot), north of Southwest Hall. If that lot fills up, park in the yellow section of the STADIUM LOT (gravel part), directly west of the football stadium. Any vehicle not moved to one of these two locations during Spring Break will be subject to towing at the owner's expense to facilitate lot cleaning.

Parking Lots to be Closed, Cleaned... The campus parking lots listed below will be closed for overnight cleaning according to the following schedule. Vehicles parked in these locations during cleaning hours will be towed at the owner's expense.

  • Lots CLOSED from 11:30 p.m. Mon., April 2, until 7 a.m. Tues., April 3: Norelius Lot (Green section), Norelius Lot (Red section), Arboretum Lot (between Fine Arts/Interpretive Center), Sorensen Lot (west of North/Gibbs/Sorensen)
  • Lots CLOSED from 11:30 p.m. Tues., April 3, until 7 a.m. Wed., April 4: Visitor Lot (north of Campus Center), Lund Lot (south of Lund Center), Olin Lot (south of Olin / International Center), Uhler Lot, Swanson Tennis Center Lot, Chapel Circle (west of Christ Chapel), Stadium Lot
  • Lots CLOSED from 11:30 p.m. Wed., April 4, until 7 a.m. Thurs., April 5: Nobel Lot (west of Nobel), Heating Plant Lot (east of Heating Plant), Rundstrom Lot, Wahlstrom Lot, College View Lot, Bjorling Lot (west of Bjorling/south of Prairie View), Arbor View Apartments Lot, Pittman Lot

Special Library Hours for Spring Break... CLOSED Saturday, March 31, and Sunday, April 1; 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Monday, April 2-Thursday, April 5; CLOSED Friday, April 6-Sunday, April 8. Regular library hours resume on Monday, April 9.

No Yellow Sheet Next Week... The Yellow Sheet will not be published during Spring Break (April 5). Publication will resume on April 12.

Financial Counseling Sessions April 24 & 25... A TIAA-CREF consultant will be on campus Tuesday, April 24, and Wednesday, April 25, for personal financial counseling sessions. To schedule a counseling session, sign up on the TIAA-CREF website or call 800-877-6602.


Sujay Rao (history) has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipend of $5,000 to assist his research and development of a chapter-length manuscript on the place of provincial politicians in Argentina's history from that country's independence in 1810 to 1829. Rao's thesis is that opposition between the provinces and the capital, Buenos Aires, during these two decades has been overstated, that rather than mobilizing the country's lower classes, provincial politicians defended colonial hierarchies and preempted the development of genuinely popular movements. He will use his grant to spend a month this summer carrying out research in the Argentine national archives and a second month drafting the fourth chapter of what will be a five-chapter book examining Argentine federalism in the three provinces of the strategic littoral region north of the capital. Institutions are limited to two nominees each in any given year for the prestigious NEH Summer Stipends, and both of Gustavus's 2007 nominees were successful. (Religion professor Mary Solberg's award was announced in last week's Yellow Sheet.)


Presentation on Controversial Filmmaker... Verena Mund, program associate for the Women with Vision Film Festival at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, will present "Stephanie Rothman: Feminist Filmmaker of Exploitation Cinema" on Tuesday, April 10, at 3 p.m. in Vickner 107 (Phi Beta Kappa Room). As a female director, Rothman had to overcome particular obstacles in building her career, but she was also ostracized by feminist film critics for making exploitation films. The talk will center on how she managed to integrate her feminist standpoint in a hostile environment and will compare recent presentations of her films in the United States and Germany. Mund's presentation is sponsored by the Women's Studies Program and the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

Take a Virtual Field Trip... "Landscape Change in California: Comparing the Santa Clara and Owens Valleys" will be presented by Robert Moline (emeritus geography). The Community Education lecture will discuss these two landscapes and how and why they changed--or didn't change. Join this virtual field trip to California on Tuesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in the Melva Lind Interpretive Center. ($8.00-public; free-Gustavus students and employees)

Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture... "Stories of Loss, Hope, and the Power of Nonviolent Activism," the Spring 2007 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture, will feature three special guests from September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows. Andrea LeBlanc, Talat Hamdani, and Bruce Wallace all lost loved ones on September 11 and have chosen to reject a militaristic response to the terrorist attacks. The lecture will take place in Alumni Hall on Monday, April 16th at 7 p.m. Each guest has unique expertise to offer, including peace work in Japan, experience as an immigrant Muslim American, and work with teachers and students internationally. The lecture is sponsored by Peace Studies and is free and open to the public.

Alumnus Lecture... Joshua Preiss, assistant professor of philosophy at Loyola University (Chicago), will speak on "Equal Treatment for Cultural Minorities," Monday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Old Main 06. Josh, a 1999 graduate of Gustavus, wrote his Ph.D. under the direction of the distinguished philosopher Martha Nussbaum at the University of Chicago.

Off-campus Events of Interest

Carnegie Center to Host Spring Arts Event... "Quickening: on the Cusp of Spring," an art collaboration featuring performances by Good Cooks Dance, live music, poetry, and artwork by local musicians and artists, will be held Friday, March 30, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 31, at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Arts Center, 120 S. Broad Street, Mankato. Tickets are $10 at the door. Kinetic Evolution will be appearing as a special guest from the Twin Cities. This event is made possible by a grant provided by the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council.

Extraordinary People

Kevin Birr (Dining Service) and his three teammates on Team Birr won the U.S. men's national curling championship on Feb. 23 in Utica, N.Y., and will represent the United States at the Ford World Men's Curling Championships in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on March 31-April 8.

Student News

Senior international management and French major Erica Duin has been granted a Fulbright Scholarship for the 2007-08 academic year. She will take classes at Al Akhawayn University and conduct research on water resource management in the Sebou River Basin in Morocco.

Position Openings

  • Administrative Assistant, Marketing and Communication
  • Head Resident, Residential Life
For more information on the aforementioned position(s), call human resources (x7304).


The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations' weekly program or funding opportunity highlight:
  • American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowships... The ACLS Fellowship Program supports research in all disciplines of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences. Proposals in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary studies are welcome, as are proposals focused on any geographic region or on any cultural or linguistic group. Six to twelve consecutive months must be devoted to full-time research initiated between July 1, 2008, and February 1, 2009. Stipends are set at three levels based on academic rank. The deadline for applications is September 26, 2007. For more information, please visit, which provides a link to the 2006-07 competition guidelines. They should be used only for reference, as criteria are subject to change each year. Updated application guidelines will be available on the ACLS website in summer 2007.
For more information on grants or proposal preparation, contact Bob Weisenfeld in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (x7049 or

In the Media

Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:

(Date then media name then article or photograph followed by a brief description mentioning Gustavus or GA person's connection. Then, in a second sentence if necessary, the story location and title of the story.)

  • KEYC Television did a story on their 10 p.m. newscast on March 27 about Indianapolis Colts tight end Ben Utecht coming to the Gustavus campus to speak at Proclaim.
  • A feature story on study abroad on the front page of the March 26 Mankato Free Press highlighted the College's international education program, featuring students Malika Heiller and Erin Luhmann and an interview with Interim Director of International Educations Patrick Quade.
  • On March 25, the Mankato Free Press ran a feature with color photos on Kevin Birr (Dining Service) and his brother, Todd, on the front page of its Sports section after Team Birr won the USCA men's national championship.

Anyone who has suggested additions for this list, suggestions for potential future media stories, or interest in being a media source should contact Marketing and Communication (x7520 or


For Sale: Harley-Davidson Sportster 2003, 1200 Custom 100th Anniversary. 12,400 miles. Detachable windshield and sissy bar. Bobtail fender kit, Screaming Eagle 2 exhaust, K & N air filter. Well maintained. $6,800. Call 507-382-1729 or e-mail

For Sale: Very large, very plain white desk with small hutch. made from coated particle board. Contact peg (x7573; or Lisa (7029;

For Rent: New, modern apartment for rent in a historic building. Three bedrooms, one bath, hardwood and ceramic tile floors. Includes stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer, and dryer. Lots of windows and open floor plan. Off-street parking in back. Rent is $650/month. Includes water. Up to two cats allowed, no dogs. Available May 1. Contact Shanon or Jerry Nowell,, 507-340-4927 or 507-340-1080.

For Sale: Small child's tricycle. Forty years old, all metal, and in very good condition. $10. Also, wooden child's safety gate. Expands to fit firmly in doorway opening. $5. Contact Tom Gover at or 934-1895.

Calendar of Events

Upcoming events
Date Event
Today Christmas in Christ Chapel - Ushers still needed
"Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
Christmas in Christ Chapel Tickets Still Available
DEIB Event: Worldly Ears - Bringing a Sense of Belonging in Music by Esther Wang
DEIB: Gender Identity/Pronouns "What's the difference between my sex and my gender?" (Lunch and Learn)
Flu Shots Available in the Health Service Office
Gustavus Technology Services is Hiring!
Winter Gear Drive
8 a.m. to 10 p.m. CAB Goose Chase around campus
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: mindfulness mediation multifaith center
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: holy communion Chapel
Class of 2023 Graduation Applications Due for Review Before Spring Semester
Tomorrow "Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art

To add or change items on the calendar, please fill out and submit a College Calendar event form. View the entire College Calendar online.

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